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Russia - Ukraine Conflict: The Situation So Far >>>>>>>> The Live Blog >>>>>> 205 Ukrainians Have Been Killed In The Russian Attack

Belgium supports Ukraine with 3,800 tons of fuel oil and weapons 
 
Belgium wants to support Ukraine with weapons and fuel oil. "Ukraine has asked Belgium for large quantities of fuel to supply its troops," Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo wrote on Twitter. 3,800 tons of heating oil will be delivered. 
 
"Belgium will also supply 2,000 machine guns to the Ukrainian army," he wrote. In addition, Belgium will send 300 soldiers to Romania.

Russian government accuses Ukrainian government of rejecting peace talks

The Russian government has accused the Ukrainian government of rejecting peace talks, thereby justifying the continuation of the attacks. "Since the Ukrainian side refused to negotiate in principle, the advance of the main Russian forces resumed this afternoon according to the operational plan, " Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to the Interfax agency.

Initially, there was no confirmation from the Ukrainian side. Vladimir Putin had signaled readiness for peace talks on Friday, but made it a condition for the Russian armed forces to lay down their arms.

Ukraine-Russia war, what's the latest situation?


If you've just been to the zaviews's live coverage, here's a summary of the news:

*It is now the third day of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Fighting continued in and around the capital, Kiev, last night, with the Ukrainian military saying it had repulsed an attack by Russian troops near a main road in the city.

*The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a residential building in Kiev.

*In the morning, President Vladimir Zelensky posted a video of himself in front of the city's famous squares, denying reports that he had ordered the surrender. He said Ukraine would defend itself.

*Russia's defense ministry says its forces have captured the southeastern city of Militopol, but a British minister has told, he has doubts about the claim.

*The United Kingdom and 25 other countries have agreed to supply arms to Ukraine, said James Happy, the British Minister for Armed Forces.

*Ukraine's health ministry says 200 Ukrainian citizens, including two children, have been killed and more than 2,000 injured.

*Poland has refused to play a World Cup qualifier against Russia in Moscow in March. Polish football federation says it's 'time to act'.

*The United Nations estimates that 100,000 people have fled Ukraine in the past 48 hours.

*The Ukrainian army calls on the Ukrainians to stop the Russian advance by any means. "Cut down trees, build barricades, burn tires! Use everything you have at hand !"

Ukrainian army asks Ukrainians to stop Russians "by any means necessary"

The Ukrainian army calls on the Ukrainians to stop the Russian advance by any means. "Cut down trees, build barricades, burn tires! Use everything you have at hand !" Quoted the Unian agency from a statement. The construction of so-called Molotov cocktails could also help. "The occupiers must understand that they are not wanted here and that they will be resisted on every street ," it said. "May they be afraid to even look at our cities. Together to victory! The occupiers will be destroyed."

France detains Russian merchant ship in the English Channel

A few hours after sanctions against Russia came into force, French authorities stopped a Russian merchant ship in the English Channel. There is a suspicion that the delivery of cars to St. Petersburg is a violation of the sanctions, the responsible prefecture said. The Russian embassy in Paris is now demanding clarification from the French authorities.

The merchant ship left Rouen and was then accompanied by several French boats to Boulogne-sur-Mer. The French customs determine whether it is actually a violation of sanctions.

25 states want to support Ukraine with weapons

According to British information, 25 states pledged their " military and humanitarian aid " at a donor conference for Ukraine. British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace tweeted that "every option is being considered to assist Kiev in its defense against "President Putin's unprovoked and illegal invasion". The conference took place virtually under British leadership on Friday evening. Military support includes ammunition and anti-tank weapons.

Great Britain also offered to use "logistical operations" to bring the donations to Ukraine. Denmark wants to support Ukraine with 2,000 bulletproof vests and 700 medical bags. 

"I am pleased that other allies have offered defensive and humanitarian assistance," Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted. According to a report by the British broadcaster Sky News, the United States and several non-NATO countries were also involved in the conference.

Volodymyr Zelenskyj addresses Russian citizens again

In another speech, the Ukrainian President addressed Russians. "Hundreds of prisoners of war cannot understand why they were sent to Ukraine," he said in Russian. "You were sent to die and kill others."
The sooner you make it clear to your leadership that the war must end immediately, the more of your people will remain alive (...) Stop those who are lying to you, us, the whole world. Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Selenskyj thanked the Russians who had taken to the streets against the war in the past few days. "We see that there are protests from citizens against the war, that many are shocked by the meanness and brutality of the leadership," he said. "Thank you to thousands of worthy Russians whose conscience is loud." The President also thanked a number of opposition Russian journalists, including Dmitry Muratov, Nobel Peace Prize winner and editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta newspaper. They published parts of yesterday's issue in Ukrainian.

In the same speech, Zelenskyy once again called for his country to join the EU. He also called on the governments of Germany and Hungary to end their opposition to Russia's Swift exclusion.

Poland refuses to play in World Cup play-off against Russia

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the president of the Polish Football Federation has said that Poland will not play the 2022 World Cup play-off with Russia on March 24 in Moscow. "I have no more words, it's time to do something," said Cesare Coles. He said Poland was in talks with the Czech and Swedish football federations to reach a joint position with FIFA, the world's governing body.
So far 198 Ukrainians have been killed in the Russian attack: Health Minister

A total of 198 Ukrainian citizens, including three children, were killed in the Russian attack, according to Ukrainian Health Minister Viktor Layashko. He said that 1115 people were injured including 33 children. It was initially unclear whether his statements related to both military personnel and civilians. The numbers cannot be verified.


Today is the third day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It must have been a long night for many in the basements of their homes and in government shelters, during which they would constantly hear the sound of sirens. Throughout the night, we also received reports of heavy firing and explosions from the cue.

Let us tell you the situation so far:

The Ukrainian army claimed in a Facebook post that it was trying to repel Russian attacks, and that one of its units in Kiev had pushed Russian forces back on its way to the city.

This morning, the Ukrainian Armed Forces said in another Facebook post that "heavy fighting is going on" in one part of the city. The same post further states that now 'fighting' has also started on the streets of the capital. Earlier, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky warned that Russia would attack the capital, Kiev, in the next few hours.

More than 50 explosions and machine gun fire were reported in the capital, according to the Kew Independent.

However, Oleksiy Denilov, secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council, said: "The situation in Kiev is under military control and we are using all available means to stop the Russians.

The US administration has asked Congress for 6.4 billion in aid to Ukraine.

UN aid agencies say about half a million Ukrainians could seek refuge in neighboring countries.

Russian state media banned from running advertisements on Meta platform

Facebook's parent company Meta has announced that it is banning advertisements from the Russian state media on all three of its platforms (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp). Nathanel Glaser, Facebook's head of security policy, posted on Twitter that "we will continue to label more Russian state media." He said that these new measures have already been implemented and they will be implemented by the end of the week.

Russian Defense Ministry claims control of Ukraine's most important city, Militia

Russia's Defense Ministry claims that its troops have captured the town of Melitopol in the southern Ukrainian region of Zaporizhiya. According to Reuters, this is the first major city to be occupied since the Moscow invasion of Ukraine. Melitopol is the nearest town to Mariupol, Ukraine's most important port, and has a population of 150,000.

Two missile strikes on the capital, Kiev

Two missiles hit an area southwest of Kiev this morning, according to Reuters. It was not immediately clear what the targets were. According to the Kiev administration, one of the missiles landed on a residential building. According to Reuters, the second missile landed near Zoliani Airport in the capital.

Reports of missile attacks on Ukraine from the Black Sea

There are reports of missile attacks on Ukraine from the Black Sea. Tensions are rising and airstrikes are being reported in many areas.

Ukraine claims to have killed 3,500 Russian soldiers

The Ukrainian military has made some claims about damages to the Russian military. According to a post on the Armed Forces Facebook page, they have claimed that more than 3,500 Russian soldiers have been killed and about 200 taken prisoner so far. He added that Russia had so far lost 14 aircraft, eight helicopters and 102 tanks. Russia, on the other hand, has not yet acknowledged any casualties.

Russian hacker: 'I will defeat Ukraine with computer'

A group of patriotic Russian hackers has revealed how they spread chaos in Ukraine with the help of cyber attacks.

Ukrainian president rejects US offer of evacuation: 'I need weapons', not a flight to exit

According to US media, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has turned down an offer from Washington to help with the withdrawal from Ukraine. The Associated Press quoted a senior intelligence official as saying that Zelensky said "there is a fight going on here." I need weapons, not a flight to get out.'

The Washington Post also quoted US and Ukrainian officials as saying the US government was ready to help Zelensky.

Zelensky has been widely praised in response to the Russian attack on social media. Zelensky, a former comedian and actor, vowed to continue the fight in a speech saying, "You will see our faces attacking us, not our backs."

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